Monthly Archive: February 2016

Welsh farmer turns ‘Grass into Gold’

PEMBROKESHIRE farmer Richard Morris is working hard to ensure 2016 is a bumper year for grass production under a UK-wide research initiative exploring the impact proactive grassland management can have on yields. Ten farms...

Sheep tagging changes reminder

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans has reminded farmers about important changes that affect the way in which sheep keepers identify lambs Since January 1, all lambs identified and intended for slaughter must...

Farmers ‘on brink of suicide’ due to delays

WELSH Liberal Democrats leader Kirsty Williams has urged the Welsh Government to sort out delays in Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments to farmers that are causing great distress. She has been contacted by volunteers...

Agricultural accountants boost farming team

CHESHIRE-BASED Howard Worth Chartered Accountants are strengthening their agricultural service with the appointment of Welshspeaking Dylan Jones who has strong links to the farming community. He is originally from Llangernyw in North Wales, where...

Open Farm Sunday – tell your story

OPEN Farm Sunday (OFS) organiser LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is inviting more Welsh farmers to take part and share their story on June 5 this year. The event, regarded as the farming industry’s...

Welsh dairy farmers see potential in producer structure

A GROUP of Welsh dairy farmers are convinced that the Dairy Producer Organisation (DPO) structure should play an integral part in the dairy sector’s future. The claims come after AHDB Llaeth/Dairy commissioned Promar International...

Adding value is focus of NSA Sheep 2016

THE National Sheep Association (NSA) is forging ahead with exciting plans for NSA Sheep 2016 by working to a theme of “adding value to the sheep industry”. This year NSA members get even more...

Farmers request £106m from bank’s BPS fund

LLOYDS Bank has made an additional £106m available in overdrafts to farmers in England and Wales following delays in their annual EU subsidy payments and continues to receive further requests on a daily basis....